mutter (something) under (one's) breath

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mutter (something) under (one's) breath

1. To say threatening, consternated, or disgruntled remarks in a very soft or indistinct voice, such that no one else can hear or understand them clearly. "You'll get what's coming to you one of these days," Janet muttered under her breath. Steven stormed off to his room, muttering curses under his breath.
2. To say threatening, consternated, or disgruntled remarks in a very soft or indistinct voice, such that no one else can hear or understand them clearly. "You'll get what's coming to you one of these days," Janet muttered under her breath. Steven stormed off to his room, muttering curses under his breath.
See also: breath, mutter
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She had muttered under her breath as she clipped on his lead and tutted as he strained, pulling her out of the back door.
This generous gesture did not go unnoticed by his bete noire who muttered under her breath about her son's foolish and fanciful ways.
A FrenchCanadian athlete sitting beside me could barely contain her laughter while she translated on my behalf and along with a Gallic shrug, muttered under her breath that `what could you expect from a country that in many southern states had laws banning the teaching of Darwinian theory lest it corrupt young minds', but luckily that wasn't understood either.
I'm not quite sure what Lynn muttered under her breath in my direction.